In the spring of 2007, I left a depressing job in a windowless room. I had a 3 month old baby at home and desperately wanted to be home with him more often. He was nursing, so being gone 8 - 9 hours each day meant that I had to pump alone in my depressing office with little human interaction.
When I focused on taking my photography business full time, I was passionate and motivated to be my own boss! I wanted to be in charge of ALL THE THINGS!!
This is great! Only for so long. At some point, you hit a wall and realize that you're spread too thin. Mistakes are made. Opportunities are missed. Finances are out of control. You're working longer hours than you expected. You don't feel as passionate about the work you're doing. You contemplate finding another job.
Three years into my business, my 3 year old son asked me if I loved my phone more than him. Ughhhhhhh - dagger to the heart. I was trying to run my business from my phone and zero boundaries.
Later that same year, my husband asked me if I wanted to divorce. Ughhhhhhh (again)....no, no, no. The truth is that I was married to my job, not my husband. I was putting so much pressure on myself to be wildly successful at the expense of my marriage and health.
I was lost. I was lonely and afraid.
It took a hell of a lot of work to correct that. I went to therapy, hired a business coach, set boundaries and made time for self care. I will be the first to tell you that the process is not easy. But what I realized was that I couldn't do it alone. I needed a support system of strong people.
In that, I found more peace and clarity than I expected....and the work never ends. I’m showing up for myself and others in ways that feel honest and purposeful.
STOP THE CHAOS.
Find your support system.
Get a coach.
5 WEEK BUSINESS COACHING
We'll meet (via video) for one hour each week for 5 weeks.
You'll have light homework, but nothing too stressful. Believe me, it will be worth it and you'll see a difference in how you view your business.
- Set short and long term goals
- Define and set boundaries
- Restructure your pricing (do you know your value?)
- Streamline your post-processing / free up time for what's important
- Create a schedule (business and personal)
- Create a Mission Statement and work on Core Values
- Constructive Feedback